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Elizabeth Olsen is doing more than bringing the Marvel Comics character Scarlet Witch to the big screen in Friday’s tentpole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She’s also doubling the number of women on the Avengers roster.

“It’s really cool, and I don’t take it for granted,” said Olsen, 26, a self-professed fan of the comic book film franchise.

Previously, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was the sole female member of the muscle-bound team of super-studs, comprising Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye. With four Marvel movies under her utility belt and a fifth (“Captain America: Civil War”) slated to begin filming next week, Johansson, 30, is a veteran of the flourishing Marvel Cinematic Universe. And she’s eager to welcome more women to the franchise.

“For so long, female superheroes have been mistreated, and I think women’s roles in general are often oversimplified and generic and saccharine,” said Johansson earlier this month at the Walt Disney Studio lot in Burbank.

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Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Studio Photoshoots

One portrait of Elizabeth Olsen and Joss Whedon, taken while at Meet the Filmmakers: “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been added to the gallery.

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Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Public Appearances

After attending Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Actors with The Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth attended the screening of the movie hosted by The Cinema Society & Audi. Photos have been added to the gallery.

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Posted by / On 1 May 2015   Public Appearances

This Tuesday (April 28) before attending The Avengers: Age of Ultron Screening, Elizabeth and Aaron were at Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Actors where they spoke about the movie. Photos from it have been added to the gallery.

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The first thing you need to know about Scarlet Witch is she already knows what you’re thinking.

Elizabeth Olsen’s new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe inAvengers: Age of Ultron is one half of the Maximoff twins. Wanda can harness destructive supernatural energy, pry into people’s minds, move objects with telekinesis, and generally vibrates on a different spiritual plane than the rest of us. Her brother, Pietro, a.k.a. Quicksilver, can move so quickly and forcefull yyou don’t even see him.

He’s physical – she’s mental. Both defend each other in different ways, or at least try to. In the comics, they were the children of Magneto, but since he’s locked up in the film license of X-Men with rival studio 20th Century Fox … that backstory has been changed.

What writer-director Joss Whedon says he likes about the Scarlet Witch is that her powers aren’t “punch-y powers.” She knocks people down in different ways, usually by finding the thing inside their heads that trips them up.

When Entertainment Weekly sat down with Olsen on the set, she talked about studying the comics with her brother, learning about twins from her two celebrity sisters, and changing Scarlet Witch’s traditional hyper-sexualized costume into something a little less … otherworldly.

Entertainment Weekly: As a newcomer to the Marvel universe, what’s the hiring process like to join an Avengers movie?
Elizabeth Olsen: I met with Joss, and vaguely knew the characters we were meeting about. No one told me. I just knew it had to do with the next Avengers, and they were introducing two new characters, and that was all I knew.
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